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Comedienne to appear at Seatonville church

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:03 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:05 p.m. CST

SEATONVILLE — Well-known Chicago-area comedienne Tracy DeGraaf will present a comedy program after the family banquet to honor mothers and daughters at the Seatonville Congregational Church on April 20.

Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. Meat, bread and beverages will be provided. Other meal items will be by potluck. Each family is to bring dishes according to the size of their party. There is no charge for the banquet.  There will be door prizes for women and girls. Reservations for the meal can be made by signing up at the church or calling the church office 815-894-2697 or Mary Michael at 815-875-1697.

The program will begin about 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. It is not necessary to make a reservation if a person wishes to attend only the program. There will be a free-will offering taken for the speaker following the program. 

DeGraaf is the author of the book, “Laugh Anyway Mom,” a collection of hilarious survival stories about raising kids. Several celebrities including the late legendary comedienne and actress, Phyllis Diller, and NY Times best selling author and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, Jack Canfield endorsed her book.She is a sought-after motivational and inspirational speaker and can be heard daily on Shine.fm Contemporary Christian Radio on The Laugh Anyway Mom Minute Radio Feature. She is also a stand-up comedienne along with being a wife and mother.DeGraaf calls her ministry of comedy, “Evangelomedy.” She is a home-grown lady, originally from DePue, now from Monee, a Chicago suburb.

All area families are invited to attend the banquet and/or the program.

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